Perched above the Boro River in a private concession bordering the Moremi, Sanctuary Baines’ Camp is a papyrus-framed luxury camp and its stilted, standalone suites have been transformed with larger spaces and extended decking, providing expansive views over the world-famous Okavango Delta. Unique in its offering of star beds and romantic outdoor baths, Sanctuary Baines offers guests an intimate, romantic safari experience and is renowned for its phenomenal elephant interaction activities.
Newly refurbished in 2019, Baines Camp is an intimate and upmarket camp, with just six tents, entirely interconnected by raised wooden walkways. The camp lies on the 1,300 square kilometre Stanley concession, a particularly pretty area with a beautiful chain of floodplains and classic Okavango scenery. Land and seasonal water activities are offered here, while the unique Elephant interaction is the highlight for most visitors.
Renowned for its Elephant Interaction activity, Baines Camp offers its guests the opportunity to go walking in the bush with the semi-habituated elephants that were adopted by Sandi and Doug Groves. One is able to experience seeing elephants up close, foraging and wallowing in the lagoons. This activity must be pre-booked at an additional cost.
The camp’s communal areas include an oversized deck for outdoor, alfresco dining with views over the permanent waters of the lagoon. Indigenous handicrafts channel the energy and colours of Botswanan culture throughout the décor of Baines’ Camp. A spacious new bar, where guests can help themselves to drinks, includes a new pizza oven. Expertly prepared meals abundant with African spices and flavours can be enjoyed in the Boma area.
Away from the main area, between two suites, lies a lovely rim-flow pool with a sundeck and loungers as well as two large, shady salas (day beds).
In addition to the Elephant activity, Baines' offers the traditional land and seasonal water activities too. Both day and night 4WD safari drives are offered, which can go off-road to track game within the private concession.
Game drives may also traverse into the southern portion of the Moremi Game Reserve, onto Chief’s Island, however it is important to note that this is dependent on water levels at that specific time. Due to Baines Camp being situated on a private concession, night drives are available and are usually combined with the afternoon activity.
Walking Safaris are conducted within the concession. Boat excursions and mokoro trips are dependent on water levels too (determined by the flood level) and this may vary, not only seasonally but also from one year to the next. When the water levels are high enough to allow for these activities, this area becomes a bird lover’s paradise.
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Situated on Chief’s Island in the exclusive Mombo Concession of the Moremi Game Reserve, Chief’s Camp delivers some of the finest game viewing in Africa, and one of the most luxurious safaris. This remarkable camp offers an very spoiling safari experience. With sophisticated accommodation, an extraordinary setting and exceptional wildlife all contributing to the ultimate luxury safari experience. A flagship Okavango property with good reason.
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